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Canada commits to supporting UNFPA in Iraq

Canada commits to four more years of support to UNFPA in Iraq The Government of Canada has announced a four-year contribution of CAD 5 million to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Iraq to build the capacity of national institutions to implement gender and reproductive health interventions across the country. Despite the end of […]

New Career Opportunities in Iraqi Kurdistan

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new positions in Iraqi Kurdistan: Communications Specialist, UNFPA – United Nations Population Fund IT Operations Assistant (SCOPE), UNAMI – United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq IT Data Analyst Associate, UNAMI – United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq Admin and Finance Coordinator, Terre des hommes (Tdh) (Source: UN) […]

Women’s Centre helps Women “knit” Lives Back Together

Women’s centre in Iraq helps women “knit” their lives back together Three years ago, conflict forced Haneen Ali* to flee her home in Mosul, in northern Iraq. With her parents, she hiked through minefields before finding safety in the Debaga camp. “The journey was long and tiring,” said Ms. Ali, now 22. “I had to […]

Preventing Sexual Abuse and Exploitation in Iraq

“As humanitarians, we have a collective responsibility to prevent and safely respond to sexual abuse and exploitation in Iraq,” said Jennifer Emond, a UNFPA specialist on the subject, during a training programme in Iraq. Risk of sexual exploitation and abuse escalate during times of crisis. Community protection systems are disrupted when populations are displaced, and […]

UNFPA scales up Response after Iraq Earthquake

In the aftermath of the powerful earthquake that struck the Iraq-Iran border on 12 November, UNFPA has scaled up its emergency response to meet the needs of women and girls. The 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck the border region between Iraq and the Islamic Republic of Iran, 30 km southwest of Halabja in Iraq. According to […]

New Career Opportunities in Iraq

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new positions in Iraq: Area Manager, World Vision National Humanitarian Affairs Officer, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Programme Specialist, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Electrician, United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Programme Analyst, Gender/GBV, Agency: UNFPA, United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) […]

Investment in Healthcare is Urgently Required

Investment in healthcare is urgently required to save the lives of mothers and newborn babies in Iraq Decades of conflict and under-investment have placed a huge strain on Iraq’s healthcare system, and pregnant women and their babies are paying for it with their lives. Although progress has been made to lower maternal mortality rates, there […]